Michael Rahmatoulin

Michael Rahmatoulin

Austin, TX, US



Michael is an international designer based in Austin, TX. He is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, receiving a Master of Architecture in December 2019 that focused on digital documentation and the creative re-use of buildings, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture in May 2016. While at UTSOA he bridged the disciplines of architecture, technology, and historic preservation, exploring how designers can better utilize the existing environment and digital tools to create a richer urban fabric. Michael is currently a Project Designer at Derrington Building Studio.

His previous experience includes a position with Page Southerland Page - a national architecture firm in Austin where he worked on commercial projects in master planning, housing, office and retail. Notable projects he's worked on with Page include the redevelopment of Block 71 in Austin's downtown district and a new residential tower at Fountain Place in Dallas. During his graduate studies, he held teaching assistant positions for Visual Communications, Environmental Controls I, Tech Lab Assistant, and Videographer for the School of Architecture.

For his Master's Project, Michael addressed the de-facto border in his hometown of Nicosia through a proposed urban plan aiming to reconnect the inhabitants through a series of street and cultural heritage interventions. By providing a more down to earth approach that engages the individual, the interventions could act as catalysts for future growth and provide a path towards the gradual dissolution of the buffer zone dividing the capital city. A case study from the project proposed a Culinary & Digital Heritage Center that adapted an abandoned police station along the city walls into a vibrant center for interaction. 


Derrington Building Studio, Austin, TX, US, Project Designer

Mar 2020 - current

School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, , Teaching Assistant

Visual Communications I TA - Fall 2017 & Fall 2018
Environmental Controls I TA - Spring 2018
UTSOA Technology Lab TA - Spring & Summer 2019
UTSOA Technology Lab & Video TA - Fall 2019

Sep 2017 - Dec 2019

Page, Austin, Designer

Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

Page, Austin, TX, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2015 - Dec 2015


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

Post-professional degree with a focus in Historic Preservation.

Sep 2017 - Dec 2019

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2016


UTSOA Thesis Travel 2018 & 2019, Grant

Travel grant for Summer 2018 and Fall 2019 to conduct photographic documentation and on-site research of the buffer zone in the old city of Nicosia, Cyprus as part of my Master's Project.


Death and the City Competition 2017, Arch Out Loud, Honorable Mention

Our teams project was recognized with Honorable Mention for the design of a vertical cemetery in Tokyo, Japan and was also published in "Out Loud Journal Issue 01: Death + Architecture".


Water+ Competition, Honorable Mention


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